|Posted by Adam on November 25, 2020 at 11:55 AM||comments (1)|
I finally had a chance to reorganise my study and replace the huge clunky computer desk with a separate desk and painting station.
I went for a pair of Hilver Ikea desktops with a bamboo finish. They are hardwearing, reasonably sustainable and look quite smart. The most useful part is that they can be matched to adjustable legs (for the desk not me) so that I can have one set at a height that...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Adam on September 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM||comments (1)|
This was the last game we played before the current Covid madness crashed down on us. The first dozen units of my Bactrian Greek army had been staring at me accusingly from their shelf. Really needed to get them onto a table for that tricky first run out and Les agreed to try them out versus his contemporary Mauryan Indians (brave man!) I was volunteered to do the rosters for the armies and having see the Indians poor performance at the Battle Day game of The Hydaspes I knew it was going ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Adam on August 31, 2020 at 12:50 PM||comments (0)|
An interesting chat over on Lead Adventure Forum about the wild and woolly components of a Bactrian Greek army (click here) reminded me that I didn't quite manage to finish off my foot guard / foot Agema/ Hypaspist unit for my own Bactrian Greek project. The uncertainty about the name is due to the almost total absense of evidence for their existence... Almost. There is a gold clasp from the grave complex at ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Adam on June 19, 2020 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
My copy of the The Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1645-1718 by Bruno Mugnai arrived today and on first look through it looks excellent!
It is a hefty 370 pages including the "standard" 16 colour plates (4 of standards) and well illutrated throughout with photgraphs, copies of period paintings and black and white line drawings. From what I have seen so far the contents ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Adam on May 23, 2020 at 5:55 AM||comments (0)|
It has been good to see people making the most of their extra hobby time caused by the Covid lockdown. Premier amongst those are the new series of 17th Century scenario "booklets" produced by Barry Hilton (Wordtwister Publishing.) Have a look at the webshop here:
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|Posted by Adam on March 3, 2020 at 2:20 PM||comments (1)|
I thought I'd get some boats on the table this weekend and try out a set of rules. I had bought an electronic copy of Galleys and Galleons by Ganesha Games and liked the way it looked on the page. The proof is, as ever, in the pudding however... I decided to try the rules solo, as written to see how the gameplay felt. Obviously I had already started tweaking the rules to do things they way I wanted (Why am I like this!?! I started wargaming at the height of WRG and Barkerism; I should be acce...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Adam on December 30, 2019 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
Barry Hilton's current enthusiasm with the naval aspects of the late 17th Century is very infectious and I have been following with interest.
Altough eminently practical, I quickly realised I could muster no interest in the microscopic ship models that Barry has b...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Adam on July 26, 2019 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
We had the little used 15mm armies for a run out last weekend. The later Republican Romans masquerading as Caeser's army on an expedition across the Rhine. Les had amalgamated the allied contingents of several armies to produce a veritable horde of ferocious Germans. The Germans outnumbered the Roman army by about 2 to 1 in units. They were however outclassed in quality and armour, also the Romana had a more efficient Sequence Deck (3 Leader Check cards and no Milling Around for example.)... Read Full Post »
|Posted by Adam on May 14, 2019 at 4:20 PM||comments (1)|
A very sad day on April 13th when we heard that our good friend Nick Langford had finally lost his fight with Parkinsons disease. My sympathies are of course with his family who have the loss of a lovely man as well as a great Dad and Grandad to come to terms with. For me a good friend is gone as well as my opponent across the wargames table and collaborator in many a history or gaming enthusiasm, for nearly forty years.
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|Posted by Adam on May 6, 2019 at 12:35 PM||comments (0)|
Whilst the T's are crossed and I's dotted on my upcoming house move I decided to get at least a few Ottoman infantry finished. The post Salute enthusiasm period would not be wasted before I have to pack way my painting desk. First up was the completed unit of 18th C. Janissaries converted from Perry Zouaves with my own sculpted and cast up arms included.
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